Cougar Council, PTSO

  • We plan together, we work together and our children will succeed together

    May 4 General PTSO Meeting Information:
    Our Spring CATA PTSO General Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30 pm.  Please join us to learn more about the PTSO, meet the 2021-22 Board, hear about available positions, and vote to approve the Revised By-Laws.  The updated By-Laws may be found on the CATA PTSO page or by clicking this link. Central Academy of Technology Revised By-Laws 2020_21.pdf ( Meeting link will be in next week’s Chronicle.

    Proposed By-Law Revisions

    Hello CATA Families!  The CATA PTSO Nominating Committee NEEDS YOU to help fill the roles of President-Elect and Treasurer-Elect for the 2021-2022 school year.  These positions are a shadowing opportunity in preparation for the 2022-23 school year when an entirely new CATA PTSO Board must be elected.  This is the perfect opportunity to become more involved with your child’s school and help prepare for a smooth transition to a new board.  Please contact Sarah Fazzino at if you are interested.

    Attention RISING Senior Parents.  We're looking for parents to be part of our senior committee for next year.  If you are interested in helping next year, please reach out to Sarah Fazzino at for more information.

    The PTSO is looking for someone to chair the Scholarship Committee next year. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Fazzino at



    The Cougar Council is Central Academy's Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) and was founded in October 2007. The PTSO works to support the teachers, administrators and students. We provide teacher appreciation luncheons and celebrate their birthdays monthly, recognize student achievements, and recognize our bus drivers, custodial, and lunch staff.  Please join us!

    Do you have interests or a special talent that you are willing to share with us?  Come join us and let’s make great strides for the future of our CATA cougars! Contact for more information about getting involved.


    Online Invest in Excellence Donation Website

    NEW Performing Arts Website

    This year we have partnered with

    -Harris Teeter Together in Education (link to CATA using code 3612)

    -Amazon Smile (

    Please consider supporting CATA by linking to these companies when you are shopping next time! 

    We encourage all parents or guardians to join the PTSO.  Membership will place you on an active mailing list/Sign Up Genius to receive up to date information on monthly events and sign ups! We have a great time working together to help make CATA the best school in the county!

    Annual membership costs are:

    • Family Membership $10.00 (student membership is included in the family membership).
    • Student membership is $5.00 (for students whose family have not joined but they would like to).


    Calendar of events:






    Other Events





    Megan Huffman

    Vice President: 
    Sarah Fazzino

    Karen Conklin 

    Jennifer Fabrizio



    Carol Taldo

    Performing Arts:
    Renee Stainback

    Hospitality: Dee Swanson


    Antoinette Enohmbi 

    Kim Kivimaki 

    Senior Activities:
    Megan Huffman

    Student Representative:
    Alex Roets

    Staff Advisor/Liaison:
    Deb Christensen



    School Contact: Deb Christensen 704-296-3088